I created the Learn PK/PD site in May 2010 in response to a communication issue that I was facing in my daily work in the world of clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. In my first post, I stated the reason for creating my blog and the website:
My blog is dedicated to providing clear, concise, accurate, and interesting information regarding PK and PD. I hope that interested scientists from all disciplines will find this information helpful, enlightening, and useful. I hope to create an interactive community in which we can collaborate to solve challenging problems and provide cooperative solutions. Ultimately, I hope that this work will help advance medications from development to patients to treat diseases and ease suffering across the world.
The communication chasm that existed between my discipline and other scientists and individuals in the pharmaceutical industry has been reduced in recent years. Many of the concepts that were difficult to communicate previously are now widely accepted and understood. Perhaps I played a small part in helping simplify and communicate information about PK and PD to the community.
As the title of this post indicates, every ending is simply the beginning of something new and exciting. Over the past 12 months, I have transitioned from an independent researcher to a contributor at the leading modeling and simulation company in the world, Certara. I helped create and launch a new e-learning platform called Certara University where you can subscribe to on-demand and classroom training courses. This is helping extend scientific training to new scientists around the world. And now I have accepted responsibility to lead the Phoenix Software business within Certara, providing industry-leading software solutions to pharmacometricians. In addition, all of the Learn PK/PD blog content has been moved to this blog. I will continue to engage the community through this blog as well as through public meetings and training events.
As I bid farewell to Learn PK/PD, I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of its readers. Your questions, input, suggestions, and guidance encouraged me during those difficult times. Thank you so much!
On to a new beginning …
To learn about how we’ve improved Phoenix to make performing NCA and PK/PD modeling even easier, please watch this webinar I gave on the latest enhancements to Phoenix.